Stearns County

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2 Injured After Driver Fell Asleep At Wheel In Stearns Co.

Two people were injured after a driver fell asleep at the wheel in Stearns County Tuesday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:26 p.m. police responded to a call of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 17, just east of Sunset Beach Road in Millwood Township.

05/20/2015

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Man, 92, Not Wearing Seat Belt Killed In 2-Car Crash

A 92-year-old man has died after a two-vehicle car accident in Stearns County Thursday afternoon.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, Alvin Val Hennen, of St. Cloud, was struck when he entered an intersection during a red light.

05/08/2015

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Stearns Co. Fire Leaves House In Ruins

A house in Stearns County is a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, authorities arrived on scene at about 1:30 p.m. at a house two miles north of Cold Spring.

05/02/2015

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Bird Flu Hits 13 More Minnesota Farms With Over 430K Turkeys

The number of Minnesota farms hit by bird flu outbreaks has taken a big jump — 13 new farms with over 430,000 turkeys. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in an update Wednesday evening that the farms with newly confirmed H5N2 infections are all in counties where other farms had been affected earlier.

04/22/2015

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St. Anthony Family Escapes House Fire Unharmed

Officials in central Minnesota say a St. Anthony family with three children was able to escape a house fire unharmed early Sunday morning.

04/19/2015

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Minnesota Confirms 4 New Cases Of H5N2 Bird Flu

Minnesota officials have confirmed four more cases of a bird flu strain that’s cost the state’s turkey producers over 1.6 million birds. The affected farms include one in Roseau County, the northernmost detection of the H5N2 virus in Minnesota so far.

04/16/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At 4 More Minnesota Turkey Farms

State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of a deadly form of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new cases are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties.

04/10/2015

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Charges: St. Cloud Man Stomped On Roommate’s Head

A 28-year-old St. Cloud man faces a second-degree attempted murder charge after an alleged brutal attack on his roommate. The Stearns County Attorney’s office says Soloman Edward Roundtree was involved in a fight Tuesday morning at a residence on the 300 block of 37th Avenue North.

04/09/2015

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Bird Flu Appears At 5th Minnesota Turkey Farm

Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.

State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.

04/03/2015

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Deadly Bird Flu Shows Up On 5th Minnesota Farm

Officials say a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has been confirmed on a fifth turkey farm in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County.

04/02/2015

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Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase Security

Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.

03/30/2015

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3rd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.

03/28/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Sheriff: St. Stephen Homeowner Punched, Tied Up In Home Robbery

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home robbery and assault Monday morning. At 9:47 a.m. Monday, a St. Stephen resident reported the home robbery to the sheriff’s office.

03/16/2015

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Handcuffed Teen Escapes Custody Before St. Cloud Court Appearance

A 14-year-old juvenile offender is on the loose and handcuffed after escaping before a hearing at the Stearns County Courthouse Wednesday morning. St. Cloud police say the teen fled northbound on foot from the intersection of 7th Avenue North and 2nd Street North just before 10 a.m.

03/11/2015

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Calf On The Loose In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department is chasing down a calf, and that’s no bull. On Monday night, the sheriff’s department said that they received a number of calls about a red angus calf that was running loose along Highway 71.

03/03/2015

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Stearns Co. Stick Sculpture Spared From Demolition Through Summer

A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer. The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.

03/02/2015

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Cops: Man Arrested After St. Cloud Stabbing

Police in St. Cloud arrested a 36-year-old man early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance.

03/01/2015

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Truck Breaks Through Paynesville Lake

Two young men are safe after their truck went through the ice on a Stearns County lake early Saturday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office says Paynesville residents Zachary Imholte, 21, and Tanner Harder, 21, were able to escape from a truck when it broke through Lake Koronis off of Point Crestland Drive in Paynesville.

02/14/2015

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2 Treated For Smoke Inhalation After Stearns Co. Mobile Home Fire

Two adults were treated for smoke inhalation after a mobile home caught fire in Stearns Co. Thursday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday of a fire in a mobile home that was thought to be occupied in the 18400 block of 332nd Street in Avon Township.

02/13/2015

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Jury Finds Brian Fitch Guilty Of Murder In Officer Patrick’s Death

The man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop last summer has been found guilty of murder.

02/02/2015

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Experts Expect Quick Verdict in Fitch Murder Trial

After six days of testimony and more than 50 witnesses on stand, the fate of Brian Fitch. Sr. will soon be in the hands of jurors. They will likely begin deliberating on Monday, and Minneapolis attorney Joe Tamburino doesn’t think it will take them long to reach a verdict.

01/30/2015

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Police: Man, 27, In Custody For Stalking, Burglary

Officials in St. Cloud say a 27-year-old man is in the Stearns County Jail after allegedly stalking a woman, entering her home and threatening someone.

01/25/2015

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Opening Statements Pushed To Thursday In Fitch Trial

Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer have been delayed another few days. Another juror was released from duty after expressing concerns for her safety. She told the judge media reports had listed her occupation.

01/20/2015

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Jury Selection Begins In Brian Fitch Trial

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights Police officer last summer. Brian Fitch Sr., 39, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed during a routine traffic stop in July.

01/12/2015

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